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Red-banded leafhopper

Graphocephala coccinea

Description:

This 1/3 inch insect is bright green with red, green, or blue band. It has green wings and the thorax has red stripes, yellow head and legs, wedge shaped body. The adults and nymphs will attack many garden vegetables by feeding on the foliage, but they do not cause serious harm. This leafhopper secretes a substance "honeydew" substance, which contains a lot of sugar, often causing ants to care for them as they do aphids.

Habitat:

Garden

Notes:

Each individual seems to vary in color and pattern almost like zebras stripes vary.

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6 Comments

keithp2012
keithp2012 7 years ago

Your welcome

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thanks keith.

keithp2012
keithp2012 7 years ago

Might be pink eyed leafhopper

Hema
Hema 7 years ago
keithp2012
keithp2012 7 years ago

Thank you

Seema
Seema 7 years ago

brilliant colors

keithp2012
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keithp2012

West Babylon, New York, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2012
Submitted on Sep 26, 2012

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